Snare Drum, Marching Band Techniques, Drum Set, Mallets (Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone) Timpani.

 

Born and raised here in North Carolina, Cedric found his love for music through his experiences worshiping at his families church, First Missionary Baptist Church, Clayton, NC  as the Youth Advisor and percussionist for Youth Choir. He would go on to high school where he gained recognition  for his musicianship and marching band drum line percussion skills.

 

Joining band in high school, Cedric became the primary timpanist for all orchestral ensembles as well as drumline captain for the WJHS marching wildcats.  With West Johnston High School, he traveled along the east coast and performed in various programs. Most noted the “Days of Music Parade” in  Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. During this time in high School, Cedric earns a chair in both the Johnston All County and All District bands.

Cedric would meet Ivan Hampden, turning a meeting into a mentorship and friendship. 

 

After high school, Cedric went on to assist the percussion section of Clayton High School. While teaching under Ivan, he took the summer to march and perform with the Platinum Drum and Bugle Corp in the Drum Corp International (DCI) Independent Open Class. 

 

Cedric has also performed with various bands around the triangle area. Ranging from Blues, R&B, Gospel, Contemporary, and World music.

 

 

Being able to help and teach others is a life long goal for Cedric!

 

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